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  • News: PC Advisor's top five tweets of the week – 6th October 2011

    There's no doubt Apple's announcement about the iPhone 4S, the next iteration of its smartphone, was the most-talked about tech topic on Twitter this week.

  • News: From friends and fans, Steve Jobs tributes pour in

    As news of the death of Steve Jobs spread around the Internet, the tributes came pouring in Wednesday, crediting Apple's co-founder and chairman with -- more than once -- changing computing as we know it.

  • Opinion: Five Unique Features that Set 'Mango' Apart

    With the attention on Apple this week and the unveiling of the iPhone 5...I mean iPhone 4S, it is easy to forget about other mobile devices. But, Microsoft is pushing out "Mango" to current Windows Phone 7 users, and new Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" devices will be hitting shelves soon as well--probably about the same time that the iPhone 4S officially launches.

  • News: Forget iPhone 4S: Nine High-End Apple Alternatives

    The iPhone 4S -- not the rumored "iPhone 5" -- was revealed this week. Apple fanatics are still predictably going ga-ga over the new iPhone, but not everyone's been bitten by the Apple bug. Here are ten comparable, high-end devices we like just as much--or more--than the iPhone 4S

  • News: Abvio fitness apps poised to make most of iOS 5 notifications

    When iOS 5 arrives next week, improved notifications highlighted by the new Notification Center feature will be among the 200 or so enhancements Apple will deliver to your iOS device. And Abvio plans to run, not walk, to incorporate iOS 5's notification improvements into its line of iOS fitness apps.

  • News: 5 Things CEOs Will Love About the iPhone 4S

    The iconic Apple iPhone got an internal makeover but not much else this week--no radical redesign, no iPhone 5 name change. Fashion-conscious consumers weren't very happy, but iPhone-toting CEOs should be pleased with the iPhone 4S. They might even cheer Apple for leaving out a flashy upgrade.

  • Opinion: New iPhone 4S: Antenna 'Death Grip' Now Slightly Harder

    Apple has changed the antenna in the new iPhone 4S so that the cellular radio in the phone can choose between two antennas, depending on which one is sending or receiving signal best. These two antennas are part of the stainless steel band that wraps around the sides of the iPhone 4 and the new 4S. On the iPhone 4 this band is split up into several antennas so that one piece does Wi-Fi, another does GPS, another does Bluetooth and still another does cellular.

  • News: FCC tells retailers to stop selling mobile phone jammers

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has issued warnings to 20 online retailers selling illegal mobile phone jammers, GPS jammers, Wi-Fi jammers and other signal jamming devices, the agency said Wednesday.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 26: Must-Have Apps for "Mango"

    One of the great things about smartphones is the wealth of apps. By downloading and installing the apps that fit my needs I customize the capabilities of the device to be uniquely suited for me. For today's 30 Days With Windows Phone 7 post I will take a look at the must-have apps to use with "Mango".

  • News: Buzz kill: Online reaction to iPhone 4S trends negative

    Over two-thirds of the online buzz Tuesday about Apple's new iPhone 4S was negative, a social media monitoring company said today.

  • News: WiFi users blissfully ignorant about real security, research finds

    New research conducted on behalf of the Wi-Fi Alliance shows that while wireless users are making strides on the security front, they’re still leaving their Wi-Fi networks too open to intruders.

  • News: CTIA fights San Francisco cell safety law again

    The CTIA mobile trade group is asking a federal court to stop San Francisco from making cell-phone retailers post warnings about radiation dangers from phones, just a week before an annual trade show that CTIA moved out of the city because of the law.

  • News: Android keeps growing, while RIM continues sharp decline

    Android users in the U.S. grew to an even greater share of the smartphone market in comScore's latest ranking, hitting 43.7%, while iPhone users grew slightly to 27.3%.

  • News: Oracle, Google suit likely postponed

    The battle between Oracle and Google over Android is unlikely to go to trial later this month as initially planned.

  • News: Apple and Samsung: What's behind the patent fight

    Samsung took a step toward finding a kind of "pax tabletica" with arch-foe Apple in an Australian court last week, offering to remove features from its Galaxy Tab to avoid a court ban on sales of the device in that country. But what's really interesting about the case isn't the technical litigation, but the underlying attempt to define how much of a product's design is actually protected under existing, fragmented international laws.

  • News: HP investigates Android TouchPads

    HP is investigating how several TouchPads reportedly shipped to end users running Android, instead of webOS.

  • News: One fifth of BlackBerry users to switch to iPhone 4S - survey

    Plenty of UK consumers still plan to buy the iPhone 4S, even though it isn't the iPhone 5, according to a survey.

  • News: LTE-capable iPhone 5 'to arrive late 2012 or mid-2013'

    Apple will launch an LTE-capable handset just as soon as an affordable, thinner chipset solution is available, analyst house IHS iSuppli has said.

  • Opinion: Siri: FAQs About the iPhone 4s Personal Assistant

    Apple baked in iOS 5 a surprise feature that allows you to have a conversation with your phone. It's called Siri: a voice-enabled personal assistant feature that uses the built-in Apple apps on an iPhone to find the information you ask it for. Here's what you need to know about Siri:

  • News: What Does the $35 Tablet Mean for You?

    A long time ago I wrote about the $35 tablet PC. The Indian government revealed the initial concept prototype in July of 2010. Now--approximately 15 months later--it seems that the tablet is a reality…at least in India. Don't expect to find any $35 tablets here in the United States, though.



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